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Biomedical Engineering

BE 5115 - Finite Element Modeling

The course teaches both fundamentals of finite element theory and hands-on experience for bio-engineers.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

BE 5250 - Biomedical Optics

Light plays a significant role in modern clinical diagnostics and in the clinical treatment of disease. Examples include non-invasive surgery, optical biopsy, and cancer therapy. This course will focus on the study of how light propagates through biological tissue.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2014-2015 academic year
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

BE 5410 - Medical Imaging

This course covers the physical nature of the interactions between the waves and matter, especially the biological tissues, principle imaging modalities used in modern medicine and the common techniques used for processing of the resulting images.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

BE 5670 - Micro & Nano Technologies

This course will introduce students to micro- and nano- technologies and the processes involved in their manufacturing. Particular emphasis will be on their use in biomedical applications. Goal is to provide information beneficial in research and development, and the industry.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

BE 5755 - Medical Devices

An introduction to medical devices used for diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment in clinical medicine. Topics covered include product planning, reliability, clinical trial design, regulatory as well as technical aspects of common medical devices.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

BE 5870 - Computer Vision for Microscopic Images

This course teaches how to quantify data out of images, typically from optical microscopes. It covers thresholding, image derivatives, edge-detection, watershed, multi-scale and steerable filters, 3D image processing, feature extraction, PCA, classification, convolutional neural networks, particle tracking, and diffusion analysis.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

BE 5900 - Biomedical Engineering Masters Topics

Biomedical engineering courses will be offered as professional electives dependent upon the interest of the faculty.

  • Credits: variable to 6.0; May be repeated
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

These courses may be found in Computational Materials Science, Medical Devices and Technologies, or Medical Imaging graduate certificates.

Chemical Engineering

CM 4855 - CM Process Analysis & Design I

Capstone technical and economic evaluations of processes and unit operations. Application of cost estimation, energy efficiency, and economic evaluation techniques. Teams analyze an existing facility, identify improvement opportunities, demonstrate the economic consequences, and recommend a course of action.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Chemical Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CM 3120 and CM 3215 and CM 3230 and CM 3510 and CH 2410

These courses may be found in Profit-Increasing Strategies in Chemical Processing graduate certificate.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

CEE 4201 - Matrix Structural Analysis

Analysis of trusses and frames by the direct stiffness method. Use of a typical commercial computer code is stressed as a tool for complex structures. Introduces three-dimensional structures.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 3202

CEE 4213 - Structural Concrete Design

Introduction to design of reinforced concrete structural components. Analyze and design reinforced concrete beams, columns, and footings. Understand material behavior, limit state criteria, and practical detailing considerations. Application of the ACI 318 to cast-in-place and precast systems.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 3202

CEE 4223 - Steel Design I

Behavior and design of structural steel members using both ASD and LRDF approaches. Covers material behavior, external loads, and the design of tension, compression, and flexural members (rolled, built-up, and composite), and simple welded and bolted connections.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 3202

CEE 4233 - Structural Timber Design

Introduction to the use of wood as a structural engineering material. Includes design of beams, columns, nailed and bolted connection, glulam members, including tapered beams, tapered and curved beam, and design of wood shear walls and diaphragms.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 3202 or CMG 3250

CEE 4244 - Loads for Civil Structures

The course focuses on the theory and building code requirements for civil structural loadings that are used in design. The loads and load combinations will include dead loads, occupancy live loads, snow loads, wind loads, and seismic loads.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 3202

CEE 4506 - Sustainable Engineering

Study of sustainability, engineering and design including systems analysis, life cycle analysis, biogeochemical cycles, energy balances, energy conservation and development, models for sustainable engineering, environmental regulations as sustainability instruments, sustainability in the build environment, and industrial ecology and compliance.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 3501 or CEE 3503

CEE 4620 - River and Floodplain Hydraulics

Analysis of open channel systems, including natural channels, designed channels, flow transitions, non-uniform flow, and unsteady flow.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 3620

CEE 5201 - Advanced Structural Analysis

The study of nonlinear structural analysis techniques, especially energy methods, applied to elastic buckling analysis, large deflections of beams, second-order effects in frames, plastic analysis of steel structures, and yield analysis of concrete beams and slabs.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2016-2017 academic year
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 4201

CEE 5202 - Finite Element Analysis

Introduction to the use of finite element methods in structural analysis. Covers the finite element formulation, 1- and 2-D elements, including isoparametric elements, axisymmetric analysis, plate and shell elements, dynamics, buckling, and nonlinear analysis.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 4201

CEE 5212 - Prestressed Concrete Design

Theory of prestressed and post-tensioned members. Covers analysis and design of prestressed concrete beams, slabs, box girders, and bridge girders by elastic and ultimate strength methods. Precast and cast-in-place system construction techniques will be included.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 4213

CEE 5213 - Concrete and Masonry Building Systems

Design of reinforced concrete two-way slabs and reinforced masonry systems for buildings. Includes design of bearing walls, shear walls, lintels, pilasters, slender columns, torsional beams and connections. A design project may be included during the semester.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 4213

CEE 5223 - Steel Design II

Additional topics in steel design including beam-columns, floor vibrations, diaphragms, buckling behavior of thin elements, torsional buckling, and beam and column bracing. Includes an introduction to cold-formed steel design.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 4223

CEE 5233 - Advanced Structural Timber Design

Advanced design of timber structures, including arches and traditional timber frames, advanced shear wall design, advanced connection design, including timber connectors, and advanced analysis and behavior of wood, including cumulative damage modeling.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 4233

CEE 5241 - Structural Dynamics

Free and forced vibration of undamped and damped single degree of freedom systems. Seismic design using the equivalent lateral force method. Introduction to multi-degree of freedom systems and transmissibility.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 4201(C)

CEE 5242 - Advanced Structural Dynamics

Earthquake engineering and advanced dynamic analysis. Includes modal analysis, time history response of multiple degree-of-freedom systems, and base isolation.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 5241

CEE 5261 - Bridge Design and Construction

Introduction to design and behavior of short and medium span bridges. Topics include aesthetics, preliminary design and layout, design of prestresses and plate girders bridges, deck design, foundation design. Project may alternate between structural steel and prestressed concrete member design.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 4213 and CEE 4223

CEE 5504 - Water Quality Modeling in Natural Systems

Application of mathematical modeling to water quality management. Models are developed to simulate natural phenomena, mass transport, and reaction kinetics in lake and river ecosystems. Students will construct simple models and be introduced to state of the art modeling tools.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 4505 or BL 4450

CEE 5507 - Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection

Application of basic principles in civil and environmental engineering to the analysis and design of water distribution systems, wastewater collection systems, and their appurtenances. Analysis of research on some topic of the course.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring

CEE 5520 - Introduction to Hydrodynamic Modeling

Introduce fundamental concept and numerical methods used in hydrodynamic modeling, physical process in the hydrodynamic system and their numerical representation using governing equations. Students construct simplified numerical models with application to problems of coastal oceans and large lakes, as well as engineering systems of interest to environmental and other engineers.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 3520 or MA 3521 or MA 3530 or MA 3560

CEE 5610 - Water Resources System Modeling & Design

Solve complicated, open-ended real-world water resources problems in natural and built systems by developing and executing models using state of the practice technologies. Includes programming to manage large datasets and validation or calibration and optimization of models for design.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-1-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 3620 or CEE 3650

CEE 5640 - Stormwater Management and LID

Design techniques for stormwater collection, conveyance, infiltration, and detention storage systems are discussed, both traditional stormwater management systems and newer approaches based on the philosophy of low impact development (LID) that seek not to alter the natural ecology of a site.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 3620

CEE 5650 - Hydraulic Structures

Application of basic principles fluid mechanics in civil and environmental engineering to the analysis and design of hydraulic structures. Analysis of research on some topic of the course.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 3620(C)

CEE 5710 - Modeling and Simulation Applications for Decision-Making in Complex Dynamic Systems

Introduces students to the theory and application of modeling techniques and simulations in the analysis of decision alternatives in complex engineering problems. Topics include queuing theory, system dynamics modeling, agent-based modeling, discrete event simulations, etc. Students will be required to conceptualize and implement an appropriate research/engineering problem of choice (this could be a dissertation/thesis problem).

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

CEE 5730 - Probabilistic Analysis and Reliability

Examines probabilistic analysis of engineering systems including first-order methods, Monte Carlo simulation, and time-to-failure analysis. Reliability analysis will include capacity/demand reliability and system reliability. Emphasis will be on civil and environmental engineering systems.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CEE 3502 or CEE 3710 or MA 3710

These courses may be found in Computational Materials Science, Engineering Sustainability and Resilience, Resilient Water Infrastructure, Structural Engineering: Advanced Analysis, Structural Engineering: Bridge Analysis and Design, Structural Engineering: Building Design, Structural Engineering: Hazard Analysis, Structural Engineering: Timber Building Design, or Water Resources Modeling graduate certificates.

Computational Science and Engineering

CSE 5710 - Modeling and Simulation Applications for Decision-Making in Complex Dynamic Domains

Introduces students to the theory and application of modeling techniques and simulations in the analysis of decision alternatives. Topics include queuing theory, system dynamics modeling, agent based modeling, and discrete event simulation. Students conceptualize and implement an appropriate research/engineering problem of choice (this could be a dissertation/thesis problem).

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

This course may be found in Engineering Sustainability and Resilience graduate certificate.

Economics

EC 4640 - Natural Resource Economics

Studies the economics of nonrenewable resources (energy and minerals) and renewable resources (water, fisheries, forests and species). Discusses the economics of land use change, macroeconomic topics such as economic growth, sustainability and green accounting.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (EC 2001 or EC 3002 or FW 4080) and UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

EC 4650 - Market Failure and the Environment

Considers the efficient and equitable use of environmental resources, including air, water, land, wilderness and parks, wildlife and other ecological systems. Measures the benefits and costs of decreasing pollution, cleaner environment, and protecting scarce ecological resources. Addresses market failures and the economic valuation of environmental amenities.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (EC 2001 or EC 3002) and UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

EC 5640 - Natural Resource Economics

Analyzes the economic aspects of producing/using natural resources. Nonrenewable resources and renewable resources are discussed. The economics of land use, macroeconomic topics such as economic growth, sustainability and green accounting are considered.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EC 2001 or EC 3002

ED 5650 - Professional Development for Educators: Teaching Physical Science

A course for the professional development of professional K-12 educators. Topics address ideas, trends, and applications in the teaching and learning of physical science.

  • Credits: variable to 4.0; Repeatable to a Max of 12
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Permission of department required; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

These courses may be found in Engineering Sustainability and Resilience graduate certificate.

Electrical and Computer Engineering

EE 4240 - Introduction to MEMS

Fundamentals of micromachining and microfabrication techniques, including planar thin-film process technologies, photolithographic techniques, deposition and etching techniques, and the other technologies that are central to MEMS fabrication.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-1-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

EE 4250 - Modern Communication Systems

Introduces the mathematical theory of communication science. Topics include baseband and digital signaling, bandpass signaling, AM and FM systems, bandpass digital systems, and case studies of communication systems.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 3160 and EE 3131 and EE 3180

EE 4271 - VLSI Design

Design of VLSI circuits using CAD tools. Analysis of physical factors affecting performance.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 3131 and EE 2174

EE 4272 - Computer Networks

Computer network architectures and protocols; design and implementation of datalink, network, and transport layer functions. Introduction to the Internet protocol suite (TCP, UDP, IP), domain name service and protocols, file sharing protocols, wireless networks, and network security.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CS 3411

EE 5227 - Advanced Power Electronics

Advanced topics of circuits for electrical energy processing. Covers switching converter principles for dc-dc, ac-dc, and dc-ac power conversion. Other topics include harmonics, pulse-width modulation, classical feedback control, nonlinear control, magnetic components, power semiconductors, and digital simulation.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 4227

EE 5260 - Wind Power

Wind turbines are the fastest growing segment of the generator mix being added to power systems today. There is a growing need to understand the many issues caused by these additions. This course covers the theoretical background, regulations, integration experience, and modeling.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

EE 5275 - Energy Storage Systems

Designing energy storage solutions for grid, vehicle and portable/autonomous systems. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of energy storage aging, cost, and performance improvement.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring

EE 5300 - Mathematical and Computational Methods in Engineering

Overview of problem-solving tools and techniques in engineering, considered from both the analytical and computational point of view. Systems of linear equations, eigenvalue and eigenvector computations, boundary value and initial value problems, Fourier analysis, large-scale systems, optimization. Mathematical modeling and computar programming.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical & Computer Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

EE 5365 - In-Vehicle Communication Networks

Course focuses on in-vehicle system domains and their requirements, and in-vehicle communication bus Controller Area Network (CAN) and its related physical layers standards. It also covers other buses such as LIN, FlexRay, MOST, Ethernet, as well as introduction to V2V and V21.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical & Computer Engineer, Computer Science, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 3250 or EE 4250

EE 5430 - Electronic Materials

A study of the physical principles of electronic materials, their applications in solid-state devices, and future trends in their development.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

EE 5460 - Solid State Devices

A study of the physical principles and evolution of solid-state devices, such as transistors: from conventional to novel types utilizing hetero-junctions and quantum effects; light emitting devices, semiconductor lasers; and displays of various types.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

EE 5470 - Semiconductor Fabrication

Graduate level introduction to the science and engineering of semiconductor device fabrication.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

EE 5471 - Microfabrication Laboratory

A hands-on laboratory experience in which the students fabricate devices with micro-and nano- scale dimensions. Lecture component covers safety training, background on microfabrication processes and systems, and facility tours to observe additional systems.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (1-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

EE 5480 - Advanced MEMS

This course will cover advanced topics dealing with MEIXIS technologies, transduction mechanisms, and microfabricated sensors and actuators.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-1-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 4240 or MY 4240

EE 5500 - Probability and Stochastic Processes

Theory of probability, random variables, and stochastic processes, with applications in electrical and computer engineering. Probability measure and probability spaces. Random variables, distributions, expectations. Random vectors and sequences. Stochastic processes, including Gaussian and Poisson processes. Stochastic processes in linear systems. Markov chains and related topics.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineer; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

EE 5521 - Detection & Estimation Theory

Detecting and estimating signals in the presence of noise. Optimal receiver design. Applications in communications, signal processing, and radar.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical & Computer Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 5500

EE 5522 - Digital Image Processing

Fundamentals of image processing are covered including image representation, geometric transformations, binary image processing, compression, space and frequency domain processing. Computer programming in MATLAB and Python required.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical & Computer Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering

EE 5525 - Wireless Communications

Principles of wireless communications systems. Projects may include cell phones, computer networks, paging systems, satellite communications, radio, television and telemetry.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 5527

EE 5532 - Sensing and Processing for Robotics

Sensing modes, signal and image processing for industrial robotic automation processes. Emphasis placed on widely used sensors, including cameras and 3-D sensors for process control and computer vision for autonomous navigation.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical & Computer Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 5522

EE 5715 - Linear Systems Theory and Design

Overview of linear algebra, Modern Control: state-space based design of linear systems, observability, controllability, pole placement, observer design, stability theory of linear time-varying systems, Lyapunov stability, optimal control, Linear Quadratic regulator, Kalman filter, Introduction to robust control.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 3261 or MEEM 3750

EE 5726 - Wireless Sensor Networks

Building blocks of wireless sensor networks, sensor node design, wireless communications, network protocols, data storage and retrieval, sensor localization and clock synchronization. Example application areas: robotics, autonomous vehicles and networks, power engineering, smart-grid, environment monitoring, and disaster relief.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (CS 4461 or EE 4272 or EE 5722) and (EE 3170 or EE 3173) and (CS 1129 or CS 2141)

EE 5780 - Advanced VLSI Computer-Aided Design

Nanoscale chip design presents issues for IC designs and new market areas for design automation. This course provides a comprehensive introduction on layout design. Advanced algorithms and optimization techniques are presented to give students the skills needed for nanometer VLSI design.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): CS 4321 and EE 4271

EE 5812 - Automotive Control Systems

Introduction to automotive control systems. Modeling and control methods are presented for: air-fuel ratio, transient fuel, spark timing, idle speed, transmission, cruise speed, anti-lock brakes, traction, active suspension systems, and hybrid electric vehicles, Advanced control methodologies are introduced for appropriate applications.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Electrical & Computer Engineer, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 3261 or MEEM 4700 or MEEM 4775

EE 6210 - Power System Dynamics and Stability

A study of the dynamic behavior of power systems. A review of synchronous machine modeling, system dynamic equations, and method of analysis. Examines overall system behavior via small signal and transient stability and energy functions. Also studies voltage stability and non-linear effects.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 5200

EE 6702 - Nonlinear System Analysis and Control

Studies nonlinear systems from perspective of analysis/control system design. Explores fundamental properties for nonlinear differential equations in addition to describing functions, phase plane analysis, stability/instability theorems. Develops and applies control system design approaches for nonlinear systems, including feedback linearization and sliding mode control.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 5715 or MEEM 5715

These courses may be found in Control Systems, Dynamic Systems, Electronics Materials and Processing, Engineering Sustainability and Resilience, Network and Communication Systems, Signal and Image Processing, or Vehicle Dynamics graduate certificates.

Engineering Fundamentals

ENG 5510 - Introduction to Sustainability and Resilience

Introduction to sustainable development, resilience, and global grand challenges with emphasis on socio-technical systems. Key topics include earth systems literacy, policy development, corporate social responsibility, ecological economics, sustainability indicators, and industrial/societal applications (e.g. agricultural, mining sustainability, etc,).

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore

ENG 5520 - Systems Analysis for Sustainability and Resilience

In-depth coverage of systems analysis using advanced tools and methods. Topics will include environmental life cycle assessments, social life cycle assessments, techno-economic assessments, material flow analysis, industrial ecology, and regional economic assessments.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring

These courses may be found in Engineering Sustainability and Resilience graduate certificate.

Forest Resources and Environmental Science

FW 4111 - Indigenous Natural Resource Management

In this course, students gain knowledge in indigenous history, culture, and policy to enhance understanding of the rights and privileges associated with treaties, government-to-government relationship, and diversity of people, practices and values. Students engage in multidisciplinary scholarship with relevance for today's shared management regime.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman
  • Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

FW 5550 - Geographic Information Science and Spatial Analysis

Use of geographic information systems (GIS) in resource management. Studies various components of GIS in detail, as well as costs and benefits. Laboratory exercises use ArcGIS software package to solve resource management problems.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MA 2710 or MA 2720 or MA 3710

FW 5553 - Python Programming for ArcMap GIS

An introduction to Python scripting and basic Python coding within ArcMap. Labs cover tasks found in typical GIS workflows. Students learn how to write and debug Python scripts, models and mapping programs.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): FW 5550 or FW 3540

FW 5555 - Advanced GIS Concepts and Analysis

This course moves beyond the fundamentals of GIS to explore the application of GIS technology to environmental monitoring and resource management issues. Students learn graphic modeling techniques, network analysis, 3D visualization, geodatabase construction and management, and multivariate spatial analysis.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): FW 5550

These courses may be found in Engineering Sustainability and Resilience, Geoinformatics, or Geospatial Data Science and Technology graduate certificates.

Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences

GE 5150 - Advanced Natural Hazards

Exploration of how to develop comprehensive plans to mitigate the impact of natural hazards on humans. Requires a project and report.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

GE 5180 - Advanced Volcanology

Volcanoes and how they work. Volcanic products, their recognition, and significance. Applies chemistry, physics, and fluid mechanics in a volcanological context.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

GE 5195 - Volcano Seismology

Will prepare students, including those with no seismology background, to interpret seismic and acoustic signals from volcanoes. Topics: basic seismology, monitoring techniques, tectonic and volcanic earthquakes, infrasound, deformation over a range of time scales.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MA 1160 or MA 1161 or MA 1121 or MA 1135) and GE 2000 and PH 2100

GE 5515 - Advanced Geoinformatics

This course covers the concepts and theories in geospatial science, GIS analysis techniques (network analysis, cost distance analysis, multi-layer raster data analysis), and remote sensing theories and applications across different spectra. Basic concepts and techniques associated with geostatistics, and analysis of spatial relationships are also introduced using examples in geophysical and environmental research.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): GE 2010

GE 5850 - Advanced Groundwater Engineering and Remediation

Computer modeling and other advanced topics in the analysis hydrological systems, contaminant transport and fate, and subsurface remediation systems.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Graduate

GE 5870 - Geostatistics & Data Analysis

This course covers the handling of spatial and temporal data for knowledge discovery. Major topics include spatial interpolation, clustering, association analysis, and supervised and unsupervised classification. Students will learn how to use geostatistical and pattern recognition tools for geoscience applications.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): GE 3250

GE 5940 - Special Topics in Geology

Study and discussion of geology topics.

  • Credits: variable to 9.0; Repeatable to a Max of 9
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

GE 5950 - Special Topics in Geophysics

Study and discussion of geophysics topics.

  • Credits: variable to 9.0; Repeatable to a Max of 9
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

These courses may be found in Geoinformatics, Geospatial Data Science and Technology, Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction, or Water Resources Modeling graduate certificates.

Manufacturing Engineering

MFGE 5000 - Organizational Leadership

Team building, ethical decision making, enhanced communication skills, critical thinking, and people skills are discussed. Students learn the practice of leadership, as it relates to organizational effectiveness.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

MFGE 5100 - Tolerance Analysis with Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

GD&T is the universal manufacturing language. This course will focus on the ASME Y14.5-2018 standard and cover the concepts of GD&T needed to communicate effectively in the manufacturing sector. Includes: assembly tolerance stack-up, applying and interpreting geometric symbols, datum reference frames, and calculating position and profile tolerance.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

MFGE 5200 - Industry 4.0 Concepts

An examination of industry 4.0 as it relates to manufacturing. Topics include smart factories, cyber physical systems, proactive maintenance, computer simulation, horizontal and vertical integration, and barriers to implementation.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

MFGE 5300 - Design for Additive Manufacturing

This course looks into the challenges of Additive. Pros and cons of the seven ASTM AM categories are discussed with the view of product purpose: form, fit, and function. Effects of build orientation, layer height, particle size, and slicing software have on part integrity are also discussed.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

These courses may be found in Manufacturing Engineering graduate certificate.

Materials Science and Engineering

MSE 4240 - Introduction to MEMS

Fundamentals of micromachining and microfabrication techniques, including planar thin-film process technologies, photolithographic techniques, deposition and etching techniques, and the other technologies that are central to MEMS fabrication.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-1-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

MSE 4540 - Computational Materials Science: Theory, Modeling, Simulation, and Practice

Theories of materials science from first principles to constitutive laws. Materials modeling and computer simulation at multiple length and time scales. Laboratory practice of various computational methods.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore

MSE 5110 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics I

Solution thermodynamics and application to phase equilibria. Driving force for phase transformations. Chemical thermodynamics applied to materials processing. Corrosion and oxidation of metals. Applications to engineering situations.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

MSE 5120 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics II

The kinetics of liquid-to-solid and solid-to-solid phase transformations. Diffusion-controlled phase transformations, including nucleation, growth, coarsening, spinodal decomposition, eutectic and eutectoid transformations, cellular transformations, and massive transformations. Martensitic transformations.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MY 5100 or MSE 5110

MSE 5130 - Crystallography & Diffraction

Crystallographic concepts and diffraction analyses in materials science.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

MSE 5140 - Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Deformation-related physical behaviors of materials in the mathematical framework of tensor analysis. Material symmetry and tensor property. Stress, strain, and elastic constitutive relation. Non-elastic strain, thermomechanical, electromechanical, and magnetomechanical behaviors.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

MSE 5151 - Quantum Field Theory for Photonics and Materials

This course will review the basics of quantum mechanics and second quantization, and cover quantum field theoretical methods, including Wick's theorem and Feynman diagram techniques, for absolute zero and non-zero temperatures (Matsubara frequencies) and their application in photonics, properties of materials and condensed matter physics.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year

MSE 5430 - Electronic Materials

A study of the physical principles of electronic materials, their applications in solid-state devices, and future trends in their development.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

MSE 5460 - Solid State Devices

A study of the physical principles and evolution of solid-state devices, such as transistors: from conventional to novel types utilizing hetero-junctions and quantum effects; light emitting devices, semiconductor lasers; and displays of various types.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

MSE 5480 - Advanced MEMS

This course will cover advanced topics dealing with MEIXIS technologies, transduction mechanisms, and microfabricated sensors and actuators.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-1-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): EE 4240 or MY 4240 or MSE 4240

MSE 5490 - Solar Photovoltaic Science and Engineering

Solar photovoltaic materials, the device physics of photovoltaic cells and practical applications of solar electric systems engineering.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

MSE 5540 - Advanced Computational Materials Science: Theory, Modeling, Simulation, and Practice

Theories of materials science from list principles to constitutive laws. Materials modeling and computer simulation at multiple length and time scales. Laboratory practice of various computational methods.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-3)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

MSE 5760 - Vehicle Battery Cells and Systems

The behavior and application of batteries will be examined by introducing concepts from thermodynamics, materials science, transport processes and equivalent circuits. The non-ideal power source behavior of rechargeable batteries in applications will be treated using electrolyte: electrode transport and electrode materials chemistry. Prior exposure to freshman chemistry, elementary electrical circuits, and elementary transport theory is assumed.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2010-2011 academic year
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Biomedical Engineering, Engineering, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Environmental Engineering, Geological Engineering, Geology, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engrg, Applied Physics, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Geophysics; May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

MSE 5970 - Special Topics - Graduate Materials Science and Engineering

Special Topics in Materials Science and Engineering at the Graduate level.

  • Credits: variable to 4.0; Repeatable to a Max of 8
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

These courses may be found in Computational Materials Science, Electronics Materials and Processing, or Fundamentals of Materials Engineering graduate certificates.

Mathematical Sciences

MA 4620 - Numerical Methods for PDEs

Derivation, analysis, and implementation of numerical methods for partial differential equations; applications to fluid mechanics, elasticity, heat conduction, acoustics, or electromagnetism.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): (MA 3520 or MA 3521 or MA 3530 or MA 3560) and MA 3160

MA 5701 - Statistical Methods

Introduction to design, conduct, and analysis of statistical studies, with an introduction to statistical computing and preparation of statistical reports. Topics include design, descriptive, and graphical methods, probability models, parameter estimation and hypothesis testing.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

These courses may be found in Computational Materials Science or Quality Engineering graduate certificates.

Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

MEEM 4202 - Intermediate Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

Intermediate fluid mechanics and heat transfer topics are covered. These include necessary considerations of: differential analysis of fluid flows based on Navier-Stokes equations, lift and drag, convective heat transfer in external flows, radiation, and simple considerations of condensation and boiling.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 3201 and (MA 3520(C) or MA 3521(C) or MA 3530(C) or MA 3560(C))

MEEM 4210 - Computational Fluids Engineering

This course introduces students to computational methods used to solve fluid mechanics and thermal transport problems. Computer-based tools are used to solve engineering problems involving fluid mechanics and thermal transport.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 3201(C)

MEEM 4230 - Compressible Flow/Gas Dynamics

Fundamentals of one-dimensional gas dynamics, including flow in nozzles and diffusers, normal shocks, frictional flows, and flows with heat transfer or energy release; introduction to oblique shocks.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 3201

MEEM 4235 - Wind Energy

This course introduces students to the underlying principles of wind energy conversions, with an emphasis on engineering aspects of wind turbine design and construction, and the evaluation of wind resources.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 3201

MEEM 4405 - Intro to the Finite Element Method

Introduces the use of the finite element method in stress analysis and heat transfer. Emphasizes the modeling assumptions associated with different elements and uses the computer to solve many different types of stress analysis problems, including thermal stress analysis and introductory nonlinear analysis.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 3400 and (MA 2320 or MA 2321 or MA 2330) and (MA 3520 or MA 3521 or MA 3530 or MA 3560)

MEEM 4450 - Vehicle Dynamics

This course will develop the models and techniques needed to predict the performance of a road vehicle during drive off, braking, ride, and steering maneuvers. Topics to be covered include: acceleration and braking performance, power train architecture, vehicle handling, suspension modeling, tire models, and steering control. Matlab, Adams Car, and Amesim, will be used as computational tools.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering; Must be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Junior, Senior
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 3400 or EE 3261

MEEM 4775 - Analysis & Design of Feedback Control Systems

This course covers topics of control systems design. Course includes a review for modeling of dynamical systems, stability, and root locus design. Also covers control systems design in the frequency domain, fundamentals of digital control and nonlinear systems.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics, Mechatronics, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 3750

MEEM 5210 - Advanced Fluid Mechanics

Develops control volume forms of balance laws governing fluid motion and applies to problems involving rockets, pumps, sprinklers, etc. Derives and studies differential forms of governing equations for incompressible viscous flows. Some analytical solutions are obtained and students are exposed to rationale behind computational solution in conjunction with CFD software demonstration. Also covers qualitative aspects of lift and drag, loss of stability of laminar flows, turbulence, and vortex shedding.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering

MEEM 5215 - Computational Fluids Engineering

This course introduces students into the theoretical and practical aspects of computational methods in fluid mechanics and thermal transport problems. Computer based tools are used to reinforce principles on advanced topics in thermo-fluids science.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering

MEEM 5230 - Advanced Heat Transfer

Advanced topics on conduction, convection, radiation, and heat exchangers are covered. Emphasis is on problem formulation, exact solutions, empirical correlations/results, and on computational techniques.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering

MEEM 5240 - Comp Fluid Dynamics for Engg

Introduces finite-difference and finite-volume methods used in solving fluid dynamics and heat transfer problems. Covers numerical grid generation, turbulence modeling, and application to some selected problems.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2001-2002 academic year
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering

MEEM 5265 - Physical Gasdynamics

Equilibrium gaskinetic theory, chemical thermodynamics, introduction to quantum and statistical mechanics, flow with finite rate (e.g. vibrational energy relaxations, and chemical reactions), nonequilibrium kinetic theory, selected gaskinetic related computational methods.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4901(C) or ENT 4950(C) or Graduate Status >= 1

MEEM 5275 - Energy Storage Systems

Designing energy storage solutions for grid, vehicle, and portable/autonomous systems. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of energy storage aging, cost, and performance improvement.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics

MEEM 5650 - Advanced Quality Engineering

Stresses the concepts and methods for quality and productivity improvement. Topics include principles of Shewhart, Deming, Taguchi; meaning of quality: control charts for variables, individuals, and attributes; process capability analysis; variation of assemblies; Monte Carlo simulation, multi-variate situations; and computer-based workshops. No credit for both MEEM4650 and MEEM5650.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering

MEEM 5655 - Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing is emerging globally as a paradigm by which business units function to be globally competitive. Quality, cost, and delivery have become critical measures that impact profits, and, in turn, the success of an organization. Significant improvements in these measures come from the continuous elimination of waste, or non-value added activities, in manufacturing. This course is intended to familiarize students with this new philosophy of lean manufacturing and arm them with a basic toolset that enables the identification, measurement, and elimination of non-value added activities.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering, College of Business
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4901(C) or ENT 4950(C) or Graduate Status >= 1

MEEM 5670 - Experimental Design in Engineering

Review of basic statistical concepts. Models for testing significance of one or many factors. Reducing experimental effort by incomplete blocks, and Latin squares. Factorial and fractional factorial designs. Response surface analysis for optimal response.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following College(s): College of Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4901(C) or ENT 4950(C) or Graduate Status >= 1

MEEM 5701 - Intermediate Dynamics

Intermediate study of several topics in engineering dynamics, including three-dimensional kinematics and kinetics, generalized coordinates, Lagrange's equation, and Hamilton's principle. Uses computer-aided dynamic simulation tools for analyzing dynamic systems.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4901(C) or ENT 4950(C) or Graduate Status >= 1

MEEM 5702 - Analytical Vibroacoustics

First in a series of two courses on vibro-acoustics to provide a unified approach to study noise and vibration. Emphasizes interaction between sound waves and structures. Presents advanced vibration concepts with computational tools. Discusses wave-modal duality.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4901(C) or ENT 4950(C) or Graduate Status >= 1

MEEM 5715 - Linear Systems Theory and Design

Overview of linear algebra, modern control; state-based design of linear systems, observability, controllability, pole placement, observer design, stability theory of linear time-varying systems, Lyapunov stability, optimal control, linear quadratic regulator, Kalman filter,

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 3750 or EE 3261

MEEM 5812 - Automotive Control Systems

Introduction to automotive control systems. Modeling and control methods are presented for: air-fuel ratio, transient fuel, spark timing, idle speed, transmission, cruise speed, anti-lock brakes, traction, active suspension systems, and hybrid electric vehicles, Advanced control methodologies are introduced for appropriate applications.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate; Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics, Engineering Mechanics
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 4700 or MEEM 4775

MEEM 5990 - Special Topics

Study of selected subjects related to mechanical engineering or engineering mechanics.

  • Credits: variable to 3.0; May be repeated
  • Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Restrictions: Permission of department required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

MEEM 6245 - Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics

An advanced graduate CDF course based on finite difference/ volume methods. Topics are selected from the following list: numerical grid generation, turbulence modeling, multi-phase flows, chemically reacting flows, lattice Boltzmann method, gas kinetic scheme, molecular dynamics method, Monte Carlo Method, particle-in-cell method, etc.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 5240

MEEM 6702 - Nonlinear Sys Analy & Control

Studies nonlinear systems from perspective of analysis/control system design. Explores fundamental properties for nonlinear differential equations in addition to describing functions, phase plane analysis, stability/instability theorems. Develops and applies control system design approaches for nonlinear systems, including feedback linearization and sliding mode control.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): MEEM 5715

These courses may be found in Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Computational Materials Science, Control Systems, Dynamic Systems, Engineering Sustainability and Resilience, Quality Engineering, or Vehicle Dynamics graduate certificates.

Physics

PH 5151 - Quantum Field Theory for Photonics and Materials

This course will review the basics of quantum mechanics and second quantization, and cover quantum field theoretical methods, including Wick's theorem and Feynman diagram techniques, for absolute zero and non-zero temperatures (Matsubara frequencies) and their application in photonics, properties of materials and condensed matter physics.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Pre-Requisite(s): PH 3410 and PH 3411(C)

This course may be found in Computational Materials Science graduate certificate.

Social Sciences

SS 4120 - Anthropology of International Development

Advanced anthropology course that focuses on cultural, social structural, historical, and environmental analyses of international development. Students engage with relevant social theory and practical applications in international development case studies.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

SS 4700 - Communities and Research

A rural sociology course analyzing the sustainability of rural communities (socially, environmentally, economically, and culturally). The course involves participatory research conducted together with a local community organization. Students practice research skills while making a difference in improving community life.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore
  • Pre-Requisite(s): UN 1015 and (UN 1025 or Modern Language - 3000 level or higher)

SS 5049 - GIS Applications for the Graduate Researcher

Applications of Geographic Information Science and Technologies for research problem identification, analysis, and dissemination. Students learn how to use GIS as a tool to collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data for graduate research. Hands-on experience in data collection, analysis, and problem solving.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (1-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year
  • Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es): Freshman, Sophomore, Junior

SS 5050 - Advanced GIS Methods and Projects

Advanced application of Geographic Information Systems in social sciences as a tool to collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative data. Students gain hands-on experience in data collection, advanced spatial analysis, and scripting.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (1-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Restrictions: Permission of instructor required; Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): SS 5049

These courses may be found in Engineering Sustainability and Resilience, Geoinformatics, Geospatial Data Science and Technology, or Natural Hazards and Disaster Risk Reduction graduate certificates.

Surveying

SU 4140 - Photogrammetry

Basic principles of photogrammetry and its role as a technology for spatial data collection. Use of photogrammetry in the fields of surveying, engineering, and geographic information management will be discussed.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall

SU 5010 - Geospatial Concepts, Technologies, and Data

High-level review of geospatial data acquisition systems, sensors and associated processing technologies. Course considers geospatial metadata generation principles, interoperability, and major tools for manipulation with geospatial data. Course may help in transition of non-geospatial majors to geospatial field.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Integrated Geospatial Tech, Surveying Engineering, Geospatial Engineering

SU 5011 - Cadastre and Land Information Systems

Topics include: an introduction to land rights, land ownership, lease, and traditional rights, mortgaging and land as capital, description of land rights, boundary description, land information systems, examples of cadastre types over the globe, and modern technical aspects.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall

SU 5012 - Geospatial Data Mining and Crowdsourcing

This course comprises theory and applications of geospatial data mining. Typical application scenarios are covered. Attention is given to open-source data and systems crowdsourcing, as well as social media. Special focus on imaging and visual analytics.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring

SU 5013 - Hydrographic Mapping and Surveying

This course comprises theory and applications of hydrographic mapping technologies. Typical application scenarios are covered. An intensive lab component provides hands-on experience in hydrographic data processing and visualization.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-1)
  • Semesters Offered: Spring

SU 5142 - 3D Surveying and Modeling with Laser Scanner Data

Theory and application of terrestrial LIDAR scanning. Typical application scenarios are also included. Intensive lab component provides hands-on experience in LIDAR point cloud processing and visualization.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-1)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

SU 5300 - Geospatial Monitoring of Engineering Structures and Geodynamic Processes

Course comprises methods and applications of geospatial monitoring technologies. Typical application scenarios are presented in this course. Course has a number of labs which allow students to get a hands-on experience in processing and modeling monitoring data.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (2-0-2)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Major(s): Integrated Geospatial Tech, Surveying Engineering, Geospatial Engineering
  • Pre-Requisite(s): SU 2000 or SU 2050

SU 5540 - Advanced Photogrammetry - Satellite Photogrammetry

Fundamentals of spaceborne imaging systems relevant to topographic mapping. Imagery products: preprocessing levels and metadata. Specific methods of space photogrammetry. Review of contemporary spaceborne imaging systems and imagery products available. Airborne non-frame sensors and photogrammetric processing of the imagery.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-2-3)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): SU 4140

SU 5541 - Close-range Photogrammetry

The main topics that will be covered are: math fundamentals; imaging technology; the photogrammetric process; image acquisition planning; interior orientation; bundle block adjustment; 3D plotting; orthoprojection; image-matching techniques; and close range photogrammetry applications.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-3-0)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate
  • Pre-Requisite(s): SU 4140

SU 5601 - R for Geosciences in Applied and Fundamental Tasks and Research

R for Geosciences is intended to build up modern engineers and scientists and to get them acquainted with a powerful tool for the solution of miscellaneous applied statistical tasks in geosciences.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (0-1-2)
  • Semesters Offered: On Demand

This course may be found in Advanced Photogrammetry and Mapping with UAS, Geoinformatics, or Geospatial Data Science and Technology graduate certificates.

University Wide

UN 5400 - Climate Science and Policy

An interdisciplinary discussion-format course covering the basic science of climate change and the development of international climate policy. Includes an analysis of policy targets in their scientific context and links to global sustainable development goals. Additional topics will be guided by the interests of the class and current events.

  • Credits: 3.0; Repeatable to a Max of 6
  • Lec-Rec-Lab: (3-0-0)
  • Semesters Offered: Fall - Offered alternate years beginning with the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s): Graduate

This course may be found in Engineering Sustainability and Resilience graduate certificate.